DIY Christmas Tree Art {CCC}

Hello! My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart!

I am so excited to be participating in Jamielyn’s awesome Crazy Christmas Crafters series.

I checked out all the posts from last year, and they were amazing. It’s going to be fun to see all the new ideas this year.

Today, I want to share with you an easy craft that I made in just about an hour.

Lately, I have had this obsession with upholstery tacks.

I made a magnet board for my boys’ room with them, and I loved the way it turned out.

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So I started wondering what type of Christmas craft I could make with those upholstery tacks. I came up with this Christmas tree art  for under $4.00! (I didn’t have to purchase all the supplies because I had some of them leftover from previous projects.)

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{ Christmas Tree Art } 

First of all, I bought this wooden plaque for 50 cents from Hobby Lobby.

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Then I spray painted the plaque with some Krylon Satin Dover White that I had left over from another project. You could use any off white paint you may have at home.

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Then I hammered in some bronze upholstery tacks that I bought from Lowe’s for $1.30. I used less than two boxes.

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Nailing in the tacks takes some practice. I had to draw a thin pencil line down the middle of the plaque to help me keep my lines straight.

The tacks are not perfectly lined up, but good enough. Smile

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I left a space at the bottom of the tree for my red ribbon.

Then I used my StazOn Ink (that I already had) and stamped “Blessings” at the bottom of the plaque.

I got the “Blessings” stamp a few weeks ago in the dollar bins at Michael’s.

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Next, I hot glued some jute string to the top of the plaque so I could hang it on a wall or tree, and I hot glued my red ribbon on.

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I loved the way it turned out, but it looked a little too “new” to me. I love the look of old, vintage types of decorations.

So I used my sanding sponge and sanded down the edges of the plaque.

But since the plaque was pine, you couldn’t really see where I sanded it, and it didn’t have that vintage look I was after.

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So I used some Valspar Mocha glaze (that I have had for about two years!), and applied it to the sanded edges with a Q-tip and wiped it off with a paper towel.

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It made the plaque look soooo much better!

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That’s it!

I took it outside and hung it on a tree because the weather is gorgeous here in KY today!

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I love my sweet little plaque!

It is such a great reminder of all the blessings that Christmas holds.

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They have smaller plaques at Hobby Lobby if you would like to make a similar smaller ornament, or use it for a gift tag. I thought you could even do a monogram plaque as a gift!

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Thank you for letting me share my project with

you, and I wish you all the Christmas Blessings

your hearts can hold!

Come see me sometime!

beneath my heart

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.